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at girlup.org. this is the cbs "overnight news." donald trump jr. has lawyered up. a new york criminal defense attorney confirmed today he has been hired to represent the president's son in the investigations of russian meddling in the u.s. election. and whether anyone in the trump campaign was involved. this follows trump jr.'s admission that during the campaign he talked with a russian attorney at a meeting also attended by brother-in-law jared kushner, and paul manafort. jeff pegues begins our coverage. >> reporter: june 9th at trump power, the russian lawyer spoke with donald trump jr., jared kushner the president's son-in-law and campaign
chairman, paul manaforf. trump jr. said he was offering potentially damaging information about democratic nominee hillary clinton. just days later the democratic national committee would reveal its e-mails had been stolen by russian hackers. in a statement released yesterday, the president's son said it soon became clear that the lawyer had no meaningful information about clinton and that she changed subjects to a russian ban on adoptions and u.s. sanctions. that explanation was different from one a day earlier when trump said the meet and greelt was introductory. he did not mention the promise of information about clinton. the meeting was arranged pie a music publicist who represents russian pop star. trump once appeared in one of his music videos. >> you're fired. >> his father is a russian billionaire, oligarch, not only connected to russian president, vladamir putin. >> moscow is going to get hotter.
>> reporter: but helped bring president trump's 2013, miss universe pageant to moscow. >> unholy alliance between the oligarchs, criminal elements and government. awe former assistant director of the fbi. >> it is not illegal to meet with them. you have to be careful about meeting with them you. could be a dupe or frying to use you. they always have an agenda. >> the president's son is the fourth trump campaign representative to admit to previously undisclosed contacts with russian nationals. he joins former national security adviser michael flynn. attorney general jeff sessions. and, jared kushner. as recently as february, the february had denied that there were any russian contacts during the election. >> no, nobody that i know of. >> this new revelation, houfrg has caught the attention of congress. mark warner is the top democrat
on the senate intelligence committee. >> this is the first time the public has seen clear evidence that senior level officials of the trump campaign melt with potentially an agent of a foreign government to try to obtain information that would discredit hillary clinton. >> today the white house said the president did not know about the june 2016 meeting. although he was in new york on the same day. spokeswoman sarah huckabee sanders. >> there was no collusion that they keep trying to create that there was. >> donald trump jr. defended himself on twitter today saying among other things, that the meeting went nowhere, but he had to listen. he has now hired an attorney and said he is willing to cooperate with congressional investigations. anthony. >> jeff pegues thanks. mark warner says senate intelligence committee wants to talk to trump jr. and anyone else involved with that meeting. chief white house correspondent, major garrett has been looking into trump family ties. >> don and eric are going to be running the company. they are going to be running it
in a very professional manner. they're not going to discuss it with me. >> nine days before he was inaugurated. president elect trump promised the country a wall of separation between business and politics. but mr. trump's eldest son, don jr. served as one of his father's most aggressive defenders on twitter and television. >> this has been a ten month witch-hunt. >> the president's son airing told forbes he discusses family business with the president, specifically, profitability reports and stuff like that. the next month, eric told forbes, nepotism is kind of a factor of life. >> eric said this in june about his father's critics. >> i have never seen hatred like this. to me they're not even people. >> i try to stay out of politics. >> while don and airing run the business. the president's daughter ivanka named senior white house
adviser. this weekend at the g-20 summit, she briefly took the president's seat next to the chinese president, when mr. trump stepped away. in the face of criticism, the president today tweeted, if chelsea clinton were asked to hold the seat for her mother, the fake news would say, chelsea for pres. clinton responded, it would never have occurred to my mother or my father to ask me. >> in april, on cbs this morning, ivanka answered critics who called her complicit with harmful administration policies. >> i don't know what it means to be -- complicit. i hope time will prove that i have done a good job. >> ivanka's husband jared kushner is a senior adviser with extensive international and domestic portfolio. anthony taken together. the sons, daughter, son-in-law give the appearance of a was that is at least, partially, a family business. major, we heard sarah huckabee sanders, deputy press secretary say the russia story is creation of his opponents. but the trump team story on this seems to keep changing. >> right.
the white house wants to say the story is always been about collusion. that's certainly been the most potent, and politically charged question. but it didn't start that way. the question started very simply. were there ever any contacts with russians. blanket denials during the transition, and early parts of this administration. denials that have evaporated under investigation and journalistic stress and duress. the white house confirmed then subsequently in an act it regards as transparent. also calls the contacts benign. one problem with that, many of the people who have had the contacts have since obtained defense counsel. >> both parties try to dig up dirt on their opponents. why would this be different? >> because most of that is done inside the united states. not from a foreign agent or some one who might be representing a foreign government. that's problem number one. problem number two is our colleague, jeff pegues pointed out. after the june 9th meeting with don jr. and others hacked e-mails began to appear, all
adding sense of intrigue circumstantial though it is about what the meeting was about and what it might have led to. >> major garrett at the white house. thank you, major. senators returned to capitol hill after a holiday recess. and so did protesters. dozens who oppose the obama care replacement plan, swarmed the offices of several republicans. at least 80 were arrested. ten senate republicans say they cannot support the current version of the bill, many others remain noncommital. the cbs "overnight news" will be right back.
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taxi way that parallels the runway. there were four airliners on the taxi way waiting to take off. air traffic control audio captured what happened next. >> the faa now investigating how close that air canada jet got to the, the planes on the ground on taxiway c. anthony, air canada says their flight eventually landed safely. the airline is also looking into what happened. >> kris van cleave with a close call. thanks, kris. >> when we come back, the link between coffee and long jeff tee. folks in the newsroom perked up when they heard studies
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had an 18% lower risk of dying over those 16 years. >> significant difference. why do we think that is? >> it's interesting. coffee has a lot of biologically active compounds, and things, that may be able to lower inflammation and actually improve the way your body processes insulin. and it was interesting that in the study, protective effect that extended to people drinking both regular and decaf. >> we often get reports like this tell us something is good for us. later not so good. is this going to be contradicted down the road you think? >> i can't say it won't be, anthony. because that tend to happen to us. but the studies are hard to do. you try to account for a lot of variables. for example, people who drink more coffee smoke more cigarettes. correct for that. side effects caffeine, acid reflux, heartburn, palpitations. though it is premature to say let's prescribe scoff fee for health benefits. it is at least nice to know there is increasing evidence that moderate coffee consumption can have a role, can be part of
imagine your favorite musical group for the first time. then suddenly finding yourself on stage as part of the show. for a fan in dublin, ireland, it was the adventure of a lifetime. that's rob o'burn in a wheelchair above the crowd saturday night. he was paralyzed 12 years ago diving into a swimming pool. two strangers hoisted him up so he could see better. how was the view up there? >> it was a great view. you could see the whole of croke park. just the tops of people's heads. >> as the crowd roared, lead singer chris martin, beckoned. and faster than the speed of sound, oburn's wheelchair was lifted on the shoulders of fans to the stage. >> were you ever nervous in the wheelchair up there above everybody. >> shocked more than anybody else.
>> in front of a crowd of 83 t. they improvise aid duet. with o'burn on a harmonica that martin gave him. >> i just blew it and he stopped singing. >> tell me what this day means to you? >> it was amazing event like to be at. [ cheers and applause ] >> that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back a little later for the morning news, and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm anthony mason. thank you for watching.
this is the cbs "overnight news." >> hi, welcome to the "overnight news." i'm demarco morgan. the investigation of russian interference in the presidential election focused on donald trump's son. don jr. turns out senior and other campaign officials met with a russian lawyer before the election. the goal according to sources to get dirt on hillary clinton. jeff pegues has the the story. >> reporter: the meet owing kurd last year on june 9th at trump tower. the russian lawyer spoke with donald trump jr., jared kushner and campaign trailman, paul manafort. trump jr. said she was offering potentially damage information about democratic nominee hillary clinton. just days later, the democratic
national committee would reveal the e-mails had been stolen by russian hackers. in a statement released yesterday, the president's son said it be claim clear that the lawyer had no meaningful information about clinton and that she changed subjects to a russian ban on adoptions and u.s. sanctions. that explanation was different from one a day earlier. when trump said the meet and greet was introductory. he did not mention promise of information about clinton. the meeting was arranged by a music publicist who represents a russian pop star. trump once appeared in one of his music videos. >> you're fired. >> his father is a russian billionaire, oligarch, not only connected to russian president, vladamir putin. >> moscow is going to get hotter. >> reporter: but helped bring president trump's 2013, miss universe pageant to moscow. >> unholy alliance between the oligarchs, criminal elements and government. awe former assistant director of the fbi.
>> it is not illegal to meet with them. you have to be careful about meeting with them you. could be a dupe or trying to use you. they always have an agenda. >> the president's son is the fourth trump campaign representative to admit to previously undisclosed contacts with russian nationals. he joins former national security adviser michael flynn. attorney general jeff sessions. and, jared kushner. as recently as february, the president had denied that there were any russian contacts during the election. >> no, nobody that i know of. >> this new revelation, however, has caught the attention of congress. mark warner is the top democrat on the senate intelligence committee. >> this is the first time the public has seen clear evidence that senior level officials of the trump campaign moment with potentially an agent of a foreign government to try to obtain information that would discredit hillary clinton. >> today the white house said the president did not know about the june 2016 meeting. although he was in new york on the same day.
spokeswoman sarah huckabee sanders. >> there was no collusion that they keep trying to create that there was. >> donald trump jr. defended himself on twitter today saying among other things, that the meeting went nowhere, but he had to listen. he has now hired an attorney and said he is willing to cooperate with congressional investigations. president trump's three children have taken on roles in his administration and in his business empire. major garrett has details. >> don and eric are going to be running the company. they are going to be running it in a very professional manner. they're not going to discuss it with me. >> nine days before he was inaugurated. president elect trump promised the country a wall of separation between business and politics. but mr. trump's eldest son, don jr. served as one of his father's most aggressive defenders on twitter and
television. >> this has been a ten month witch-hunt. >> the president's other son eric, told forbes he discusses the family business with the president. specifically, profitability reports and stuff like that. the next month, eric told forbes, nepotism is kind of a factor of life. >> eric said this in june about his father's critics. >> i have never seen hatred like this. to me they're not even people. >> i try to stay out of politics. >> while don and airing run the business. the president's daughter ivanka named senior white house adviser. this weekend at the g-20 summit, she briefly took the president's seat next to the chinese president, when mr. trump stepped away. in the face of criticism, the president today tweeted, if chelsea clinton were asked to hold the seat for her mother, the fake news would say, chelsea for pres. clinton responded, it would never have occurred to my mother or my father to ask me. >> in april, on cbs this morning, ivanka answered critics
who called her complicit with harmful administration policies. >> i don't know what it means to be -- complicit. i hope time will prove that i have done a good job. >> ivanka's husband jared kushner is a senior adviser with extensive international and domestic portfolio. anthony taken together. the sons, daughter, son-in-law give the appearance of a was that is at least, partially, a family business. on capitol hill, senate republican leaders say they will unveil a revised health care bill by the end of the week. the clock is ticking to the august recess. can they push it through? here is nancy cordes. >> reporter: senator, what did you hear about your party's health care plan during the recess? >> everywhere i went, over the recess, people wanted to talk about nothing but health care. and, everywhere i went, they
were opposed overwhelmingly to both the senate and the house version of the health care bills. they expressed concerns about what it could mean to the premiums and deductibles that they pay, they talked about the rural hospitals, and nursing homes that are so dependent, on medicaid funding, and they were worried about losing coverage altogether. it was not even close in terms of the sentiment i was overwhelmingly against the bill. >> after nine months of air strikes and house to house fighting iraqi forces control mosul. islamic state gunmen are on the run and holly williams its there. >> there were reports today of ongoing heavy clashes in mosul. it could take weeks or months to
fully clear the city. and by clear, i mean, ridding mosul not just of isis fighters holding out, but of booby trapped houses, roadside bombs, and of the networks of tunnels been found in every town and city hat has been retaken from isis. i also think we can expect that isis may have left behind sleeper cells in mosul. that will try to attack iraqi security forces, and civilians. i have walked through neighborhood in mosul where it seems as if every house, every shop, has been very severely damaged. that said though, civilians are returning to mosul. i think the bigger question is really the future of iraq. because remember, that mosul is a majority sunni muslim city. in 2014, many people there welcomed isis. they were so angry, frustrated with iraq's government. which is dominated by shiite muslims. so if this kind of thing is going to be prevented from happening again, if, if iraq is in fact going to survive as a nation, then those two groups are going to have to find a way of living together. the cbs "overnight news" will be right back.
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>> announcer: this is the cbs "overnight news." after nearly six months of battling the white house, the director of the office of government ethics says he has had enough. walter schaab is stepping down. in his letter to president trump. schaab writes. government officials must place loyalty to the constitution, laws and ethical principles
above private gain. julianna goldman spoke to him after the resignation. the american people hacan nevere certain his policy decisions are based on what is best for the country. >> do you think the president and his family are using the office to enrich themselves? >> i can't know what the intention is. the effect is there is an appearance that the businesses are profitting from his occupying the presidency. >> schaab cited freak went visits to his own properties like trump international hotel blocks from the white house. why is it problematic for the president to visit his properties? >> the definition of corruption that is accepted internationally by most people studying the issue is abuse of entrusted authority. and so you don't want to be
appearing to abuse your authority by, by having, by creating opportunities to advertise your own financial interests. >> he told us he attempted to raise the issue with mr. trump's lee dwal team in late november before the inauguration. >> the counsel to the president shouted us down when we tried to communicate the message. >> my two sons who are right here, are going to be -- running, the company. again, i don't have to do this. >> as mr. trump noted in january, there are no conflict of interest laws for a president. but his attorney gave another reason why he doesn't going to sell off his assets. he would lose money. >> i have no sympathy for that. he is going to have to send young men and will tune die in comb battle, potentially. or risk their lives at least. no, not too much to ask for somebody to incur a bit of financial loss if they have to sell things off. >> in a statement to cbs news, the white house said the president works closely with outside counsel to ensure there
are no conflicts of interest. >> scams cost americans more than $50 billion each year. and more than half victims say they were first contacted online. anna werner has the the story of one scam working its way through face book. she is at the company's menlo park headquarters. >> you may think you wouldn't fall for a scam on facebook. experts say more and more people. including millenials are victims here. this scam raise a question, what happens when you think a person is a face book friend turns out to be some one else. i wouldn't wish this on an enemy. >> shelley drummond reaction to face book. started when she found a profile for a friend from years back, deborah boyd. >> i was on messenger. my friend's name came up. >> soon her friend boyd was telling her about a so-called
government grant she had gotten through an agent on facebook. sure enough, the agent then told drummond she could get financial assistance from the government. all she had to do was provide personal information then send $1,500 in fees to get up to $100,000 in grant money. >> the person that i was corresponding with that i thought was my friend had vouched for this foundation. and i believed her. >> so, drummond wired the $1,500 to florida then waited for the delivery driver like the one shown on facebook to deliver her $100,000 in cash. but -- >> they never game. >> when she tracked down her friend boyd by phone. >> i said, shelley wasn't me. you got scammed. >> turns out, boyd's facebook ask the had been hacked by
scammers who locked her out then quickly reached out to try to con her family and friend. who she then had to warn -- >> please do not send them anything. and delete yourself off of that page. because it is not me. >> emma fletcher is with the better business bureau. >> they're basically capturing that trust, you have in this person. and using it for their own gain. >> so, we wondered, were the scammers still active? to find out, we set up our own fake account on facebook and contacted boyd's impostor. sure enough, she claimed she got a $50,000 grant, and said we could get one too. it wasn't a loan. an we want have to pay it back. >> she is not wasting any time. >> something we showed fletcher as the the conversation progressed. >> is that typical of what you see happening.
>> once you show an interest, you know, they're going to go in for the kill. >> and it wasn't just the fake deborah boyd account. we found what appears to be a network of fake face book profiles offering grants. from $50,000 to $1 million. all while assuring us it wasn't a scam. swear to god one said. but those photos of the agents, a quick search using google images turned up the truth. the photos are real. but those people don't offer grants. one is a real estate agent from vermont. the other -- a professor at mit. >> so if those aren't the real people, who is really running those facebook accounts. >> what this website its, is a -- ip tracker. >> meet computer expert. gary moleski, he set up a we to track the location. he built the page that looks like a money transfer company website. but really find a computer's unique identifier and location. >> so when they click the link think they're going to a money transfer website. they're allowing us to track them. >> we got the scammers to click on it. lo and behold. >> there we are. now in nigeria. >> right. the scammers are in nigeria. >> russians use malware, chinese use malware. nigerians use social engineering and social media.
>> if we were able to track them what about facebook. the company told us it has the a dedicated team helping to detect and block these kinds of scams. and as developed several techniques to stop the abuse. but boyd told us, facebook hasn't solved her problem. and the scammers have a fake profile up with her name. >> these people should not still be contacting my friend and family. no way should they be, this is what. six months later. nine months later. come on. >> after we reached out to facebook and provided them with the urls for the scam accounts, it appears they did block those accounts, but, deborah boyd tells us she has never been able to get back into her old account which has a lot of family photos and memories she would look to have back. by the way the two people we showed whose photos were used for the scam on face book, one declined to comment but the other told us, she was shocked by what she saw. she had no idea that her own photo had been taken off her own website and used by fraudster for a scam. why are you deleting these photos?
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walking enough to till who has the the phone? >> that's right. >> reporter: all professor vishail patel did was ask a student to walk across at the university and hand the phone to a student who walked back. >> the little difference is enough off to identify who the person is walking. >> reporter: the phone's ak sellerometer, every phone has one. the walking looked like this. >> you have two different people walking in the same path. you can see their signatures are different. >> reporter: just two years ago in mission impossible rogue nation, this was science fiction. >> these cameras know how the agent walks. how he talks. how he moves. >> but researchers like patel are making biometrics real and trying to use them to make our devices more secure. >> so if i try to use the phone. >> you try to use the phone. >> the camera is looking at me. >> active authentication that constantly passively monitors the user. >> and -- >> yep. >> the phone was trained
incredibly to recognize the unique way its owner scrolls down the screen. >> now if you were to switch the phone. say if you want to try. using his phone. >> so if i, it is going to be able to tell that someone else. >> someone else is calling. >> yes. >> okay. >> so now, you swipe. >> there you go. in two swipes. >> amazing. >> yeah. after two swipes. >> two swipes. >> the time between specific key strokes also gives you away. so do the words you choose. and the way you punctuate them. move a mouse and the path of the pointer can identify you. so can the way you click. >> we saw promising results. >> no one method works well enough, but combining several should. as google showed in a 2015 test. >> a new method of authentication that may prove to be 10 fold more secure than the best fingerprint sensors.
>> much of the work has been funded by the research group within the department of defense. and the overseer of the project. >> we have a lot of pass words. and as you have seen in the news, we get targeted. same as everybody else. and, we think we can do something better than pass words. >> this is self preservation as much as anything. >> that's right. >> reporter: so, called on more than a dozen universities and private companies for creative solutions. some are hard to believe. >> well your phone has -- a number of radios. wifi radio. cellular radio. blue tooth radio. these emit signals. the signals from a close-up distance reflect off your skin. well it turns out they dent reflect off your skin. they actually penetrate the skin. a few millimeters. one of our performers figured out a way of not only sensing heartbeat but also extracting a high fidelity signal that could be used to authenticate the user based on their individual heartbeat. >> the phone cannot hear our heart, knows whose heart it is. >> yes. >> that's nuts.
>> it's fun. >> so why isn't this active authentication active yet? >> it could drain our batteries too quickly or fail to work in certain settings, for example the camera can't see you in the dark. method like tracking our pattern of life could turn off users. >> once you have this information, you can sort of learn where the person will end up in the afternoon. or at night. >> to a lot of people this is going to look creepy? >> that's right. it is creepy. but it is very, very powerful. >> what guarantees me that some body is not using my, biometric data to do surveillance on me? >> joseph at tick helped invent facial recognition technology 25 years ago but tracking users is valuable to marketers that tech companies can't be trusted to self regulate. >> you broke my password. change it. >> can't change your face. >> can't change my face. fingerprints. i need a mechanism to protect me. >> that mechanism would be a guarantee that all of the biometric information stays on the device.
gibraltar, rock jutting into the mediterranean at the southern tip of spain but a british territory more than 300 years. before the brits arrived there were monkeys. nowadays it seems like the monkeys are still running the place. >> reporter: the jagged peninsula of gibraltar, along spain's southern coast controlled by the british since the 1700s. high above the city where rock meets cloud the monkeys rule. the endangered monkey is the only wild monkey in europe. and they're facing off with another set of primates. their human neighbors. >> we're heading to the top of the rock where the monkey lives. and where breakfast is about to be served. hi. >> every day like clockwork fresh fruit and vegetables arrived at the remote peak.
the doctor lead the management team who spread the spoils. this royal treatment is a piece offering. for this cheeky bunch. >> they know how to open the car door, wander into town. they know what a refrigerator is, pull and help themselves. >> keep them out of people's refrigerators you bring the food up here. >> reporter: just like children, monkeys prefer sweets. >> drag to get into -- the pack. >> get off. off. >> believe it or not frying to unzip your backpack. this is how clever they are. they know that in backpacks, people carry food. >> the monkeys are professional pickpockets. >> oh. >> police turn a blind eye because they're gibraltar's number one tourist attraction. while most are friendly, some, can be vicious. which is why shaw's management
program is funded by the government. and, supported by the locals. >> how many, are here on the rocks? >> 225 on the rock altogether. >> reporter: to help protect his troupe and people, shaw gives each monkey a tracking chip and tattoo. along with annual checkups. the irony of man feeding animal to keep them wild is not lost on shaw. who says as the human population grows, conservation must get creative. >> the last free ranging primates in the whole of europe. and they're on the endangered species list. and if we are not careful they will case peer off the face of the earth. >> how important are the monkeys here? >> well as long as monkeys are here it is going to be a british rock, that's how important it is. according to legend. >> it is a win-win he says, for both folklore and conservation. jonathan vigliati, cbs news, gibraltar. >> that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. from the cbs broadcast center in new york city, i'm demarco morgan.
it's tuesday, july 11th, 2017. this is the cbs morning news. a military plane crashes in a mississippi field killing more than a dozen people. and trump jr. lawyers up as new details emerge about what the president's son reportedly knew before meeting with the russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign. good morning from the studio 57 news room at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne marie green. 16 people were kil w